Can I divide a file among multiple floppy disks?

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  1. ZeldaManiac44

    ZeldaManiac44 Registered Member

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    I have a 3.8MB file (EXE file, Executable App) that I need to save to a floppy, but one of those is 1.44 (or 1.38 in the Properties window).

    So can I divide it among three? If so, how do I go about it?
     
  2. sosaiso

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    You can use Winzip to archive and split among different archives.

    WinRAR has that option as well.

    HJSplit if you dont' want to mess with archives.
     
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    I tried HJSplit, in the "File to Split" field, I clicked there, and it asked to browse, so I did. Clicked on the file I needed split, clicked "start", and that button changed to say "working". Finally, I get a message telling me the file was split.

    But where are the pieces?! They aren't on the Desktop where the file I want to split is located, so where are they?
     
  6. Bob D

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    They ("output" split files) should be in the same directory as the "input" file.
    May need to do an F5 (refresh) to see them.
     
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    The Directory the input file was in was my Desktop (guess I shouldn't have put it there, heh, heh) but the output files didn't appear, so I navigated to the Desktop using Windows Explorer, and voilà! There they were!

    I want to say I really like HJSplit, and thank sosaiso for introducing it to me. Or should I say Doumo arigatou gozaimasu? LOL

    I appreciate everyone else's help too, of course. It's just that the FF Splitter page seems to have been taken down, and after downloading Chainsaw, I got an error message saying it needed a DLL file that was missing.
     
  8. herbalist

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    SFX Maker works good for splitting files. Before I had a CD burner in my 98 box, I used it for file backup jobs. It's pretty flexible and can make spanned sets of 50 or more floppies, if you have enough patience to sit there that long. I backed up the NIS 2002 installer to floppies with it. Much slower than a CD burner, thanks to the floppies themselves, but gets the job done. Good quality freeware.
    Rick
     
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